Jesus Take The Wheel: Three People Accused Of Raping 12-Year-Old At Baltimore Skating Rink

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Arrests, Jesus Take The Wheel, News

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A 12-year-old girl was reportedly sexually assaulted at a Baltimore skating rink by three young men Saturday. Her alleged assailants ranged in age from two teenagers 15 and 17 years-old, as well as a 24-year-old man.

Three people accused of raping a 12-year-old girl Saturday at the Skateworks roller rink in Woodlawn took turns holding her down and assaulting her in a storage room, a police report of the incident says.

Baltimore County officials, who were on the verge of closing the troubled rink months ago because of frequent disturbances there, deferred questions to the police department.

“We’re concerned about this situation, and we’re sure that this matter will be monitored and reviewed,” said Lt. Robert McCullough, a Baltimore County Police Department spokesman. “We will be reviewing it for any further action. We want to reassure the community that we care.”

Police say they have had to deal with a near-constant stream of complaints of rowdy crowds and disturbances at Skateworks since it opened in an industrial park near Security Boulevard in December 2008. Most of the incidents — including one in which a 26-year-old man was hit by gunfire in February 2009 — have occurred outside the rink as patrons left the facility.

In April, code-enforcement officials and Skateworks’ owners hammered out a deal that allowed the rink to stay open for another year. The owners agreed to work more closely with the local police precinct, to close at midnight, and to hire four off-duty police officers to help with security on weekend nights.

Only three county police officers were working at the rink Saturday night, when the rape occurred, although five Skateworks security guards were on duty, said Paul W. Gardner, an attorney who represents the rink’s owners. He said that the assault, while regrettable, should not be a cause for drastic action on the part of authorities.

“I think it would be unfair for the office of code enforcement to shut them down because of this incident,” Gardner said. He conceded that had the three police officers not been on the job, “then there might have been room to question the safety aspect.”

“We’re trying to find out what happened and where it happened and to try to prevent it from ever happening again,” said Gardner, who spent part of Monday and Tuesday reviewing surveillance video of the building’s interior that was recorded between 7 p.m. and midnight on Saturday. “We’re desperately looking for the facts, for any sign that there are males pushing someone where they don’t want to go.”

Gardner said the rink’s owners were also reviewing the video, a process that he said was far from complete.

“I don’t want the public to rush to judgment,” Gardner said. “Not to take away from the young lady and the pain that she feels, and will feel for the rest of her life, but rapes occur any time and any place. When a rape occurs at a school or at a mall, we don’t talk about closing that school or that mall.”

The suspects — one of them 24 years old, the others 15 and 17 — were arrested at the scene. A police account says two of the youths grabbed the girl and dragged her into a storage room, and that all three forced her to perform sexual acts on them and then raped her.



  • Miss U Much MJJ....Lovely1

    Under the JAIL!

  • Dr. Heather

    Damn! That is horrible…I pray that this little girl is okay.

  • loc

    Hide ya kids hide ya wife hide ya husbands because they raping everybody !!!!!!!

    • SAVY

      why did that cross my mind as well lol .. but sorry for the lil girl. hope she is able to get some help

  • Ms.Drizzy

    lock those idiots up for life! poor little girl..smh

  • The Desolate One

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  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals--I'm just too good to be true!!!

    Shyt likes this right here…..


  • Willie Lump Lump

    If that were my daughter I would have the gauge pump ready for action!

    That’s my word!



  • obsessed

    and ITS A BLACK MAN!. BLACK MEN are the devils of the damn earth! the devils of the damn EARTH

  • sportstalk23

    Call in the Lorena Bobbit and then a firing squad

  • Disgusted

    i kinda thought the same thing too. In any case its so disheartening..

  • Chris1761



  • Tigerlily212

    This is so disturbing. God bless this young lady and may justice be brought upon the guys involved. To think there was no one that saw this happening or did see it and didn’t intervene..smh.

  • Candy4yuu

    I’m so angry about this.
    I don’t know why this young lady was unattended in the first place but, those guys(ANIMALS)need to be put in jail for life!
    Poor girl,I am going to pray she is alright…SMDH…I am so inraged about this story,I don’t know what to do!
    I have daughters that are around the age of this young girl so,it really breaks my heart to read this.I am always talking to my girls about being careful when it comes to such matters.
    I pray they NEVER have to face these ISSUES,and I will pray that the young girl is some day able to get on with the rest of her life.

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